Our process begins with an application that must be submitted as the first step. If an application appears to be a match for the particular dog or puppy, we arrange for a time to discuss it over the phone. Once the phone interview takes place and there continues to be a potential for being a good match, we arrange for a meet and greet if the dog is fostered in New England and then a possible home visit. After that, references are checked and you will be contacted via email or phone that you've been approved for adoption. At this time the adoption contract and the link to pay the deposit and/or adoption fee will be sent to you. Upon approval of application, a $100 deposit via paypal is required immediately to 'hold' the dog you are adopting. This deposit will apply toward the overall adoption fee of $375. The balance of the adoption fee is paid two days in advance of the adoption date. If deposit is not received, the dog/puppy will remain available for adoption to other applicants. The application review process can take up to a week or longer depending on the volume of applications, dogs/puppies available, and number of volunteers available. Most of our volunteers work full time jobs so sometimes it is the following weekend before applicants are contacted. We make every attempt to let you know the status of your app, but sometimes we cannot if there is an over abundance of apps for one dog or puppy; in this case, we will publish the status of the dog you applied for online on our PF website. We do NOT have a facility or paid staff. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization. You may email/call the contact listed on our PetFinder page for the individual dog/puppy you are interested in. Your patience is appreciated. NOTE: When your rescued dog arrives, it may be nervous and excited about the sudden changes in its life. The expectation is that your dog will need more than 24-48 hours to settle into its new surroundings until its personality may begin to show and its nerves begin to calm down. Your patience in helping your dog through this transition period is expected and not giving the adoption a chance to work may result in the non-refunding of your adoption fee.
Please review our list of adoptable dogs. To apply, please email for an adoption application.
Gift certificates from Tractor Supply or Wal-mart. Old blankets or comforters. Old/unwanted dog crates, travel crates (larger sizes); cleaning supplies; doggie treats & toys. A new shelter (money to finish our sanctuary facility.